Think GTi and Volkswagen springs to mind, right? But as you’ll know if you’ve read our review of the Peugeot 208 GTi, the French car-maker has something to say about its German cousin owning that moniker.
And the very Golf-sized Peugeot 308 is now available in GTi format, which we’re testing here in the uprated 270-horsepower Peugeot Sport version.
In basic form the 308 GTi is one of our more favoured family hatchbacks: it looks good, drives nicely and feels premium. But its souped-up engine, front-wheel drive layout and £30K price tag mean it splits the difference between your regular hot hatch (think VW Golf GTi) and the new breed of mad hatches (think Ford Focus RS).
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